January 3, 2018

New Year Greetings, Stoney Creek, & Non-Goals

Happy New Year.  Here's to a great 2018 for all of us!

The holiday season has come and gone. It has been a VERY busy and fun season.  I hope you have also had a nice holiday time with your family and friends.

I finished this Stoney Creek Freebie in 2002 or so. I had started it in 1989, I believe.  It has sat in a drawer since 2002, which is awful.  This year I simply placed it in a hoop and had fun displaying it.

This pattern was sponsored by DMC, and the advertisement for it was on the back of a magazine.  This was of course way back before the internet was in homes, so I had to send away for the freebie pattern. 

Do you have any old completed pieces just sitting in a drawer and not displayed?  I confess I have a few others that are also sitting in drawers.  Maybe this year I will do something about that.  On the other hand, I won't stew over it if they remain in drawers.

I feel happy with things I have been able to do in my life, but I am not a huge goal setter, per se.  Therefore I don't have any stitchy or other goals to share as the new year starts.  Some would say that makes me a slacker, and I am okay with that.

I do strive to do more walking and exercise this year.  It isn't quite a goal, but it is something I need to do.

Happy Stitching today! Thanks for stopping by, and please tell me if you have things in your drawers that need to be finished.


  1. That is such a cute finish!!!! I have a bin of shame...it is just sad!

    1. Vickie- I can so relate! Perhaps instead of a bin of shame you should think of it as a bin of treasures. :)

  2. I have things to be finished - basically that needs to be framed. My Finishes are not that small and I want my bigger pieces to be framed.

    I really don't have any stitching goals for this year (2018). I am taking my time in Stitching on my Projects and I will stitch what I want when I want to.

    Happy Stitching :)
    Linda K, Buttercup

    1. I so agree with you, stitch what you want. That is what I do too. Thanks for your comment.


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